Sony Computer Entertainment boss Kaz Hirai revealed the next PlayStation console will likely still support physical media, claiming that making it digital-only "is taking it a little bit to the extreme".
"We do business in parts of the world where network infrastructure isn't as robust as one would hope," Hirai told website MCV.
"There's always going to be requirement for a business of our size and scope to have a physical medium," Hirai continued. "To think everything will be downloaded in two years, three years or even ten years from now is taking it a little bit to the extreme."
Back in 2006, former Sony Computer Entertainment exec Phil Harrison told Wired, "I'd be amazed if the PlayStation 4 has a physical disc drive."